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  • Indistractable

  • How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
  • By: Nir Eyal, Julie Li
  • Narrated by: Nir Eyal
  • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (2,708 ratings)

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"Indistractable provides a framework that will deliver the focus you need to get results." (James Clear, author of Atomic Habits)

You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and professional goals are put on hold.  

What would be possible if you followed through on your best intentions? What could you accomplish if you could stay focused and overcome distractions? What if you had the power to become "indistractable"?  

International best-selling author, former Stanford lecturer, and behavioral design expert, Nir Eyal, wrote Silicon Valley's handbook for making technology habit-forming. Five years after publishing Hooked, Eyal reveals distraction's Achilles' heel in his groundbreaking new book.  

In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.  

Eyal lays bare the secret of finally doing what you say you will do with a four-step, research-backed model. Indistractable reveals the key to getting the best out of technology, without letting it get the best of us.  

Inside, Eyal overturns conventional wisdom and reveals: 

  • Why distraction at work is a symptom of a dysfunctional company culture - and how to fix it  
  • What really drives human behavior and why "time management is pain management"  
  • Why your relationships (and your sex life) depend on you becoming indistractable  
  • How to raise indistractable children in an increasingly distracting world 

Empowering and optimistic, Indistractable provides practical, novel techniques to control your time and attention - helping you live the life you really want.

©2019 Nir Eyal (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Read Lost Connections by Johann Hari instead.

I'll tell you what this author thinks - life today is no different from yesterday because people used to be addicted to the newspaper. No, this is different - check the suicide rates. Check the rates of autism and children/teen's ability to communciate now compared to previous decades.
This book barely scratches the surface of the problems of today's biggest issue with technology - addiction. It suggests "simply don't do this as much" with shallow strategies to reduce screen time. These problems are much bigger than this - it's a mental health issue this author is unqualified to talk about and has not done the research to fill a short book.

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Doesn't fall into the demonisation of tech!

I loathe many of these latest tech self-help books which decry smartphones as the fall of civilisation as we know it. Eyal doesn't fall into this trap and cites a bunch of super interesting studies suggesting how positive tech use can be for us! I like the attention drawn to self-regulatory strategies and internal triggers and reading this should give you a bit of a preliminary understanding of why we get hooked to our devices and how we can free ourselves.

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Sales sales sales

To much information about different apps in the book feels like hours of adds 😩
Will be returning. Too much sales it's boring

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Simply a must read for everyone!

This book was recommended to me by a colleague after witnessing how i was struggling with time management. The ideas and knowledge that I gained from Nir in this book has improved every aspect of my life!

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Phenomenally useful book

This book is phenomenally useful for reclaiming our minds, attention and ability to be present.

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Useful and not too long

really loved it and has wisdom that can apply to us all. I found it easy to skip parts (eg. kids) that didn't apply to me. It skims the surface of all the concepts well and doesn't go into too much depth. it teaches you not only the concepts, but how to apply them.

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very good!

was a little put off at first thinking the downloable materials would be an attempt to sell more or something but they were helpful. Nir seems very genuine and the advice is thoughtful, informed and easily applicable. enjoy!

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Indistractable in a digital world

This is a book I wish I had back when I started working in corporate. The author demonstrates his deep insights into the topic gets to the root causes of distraction. The books had tons of practical strategies, tools and stories that I could immediately relate to. Highly recommended for anyone looking to succeed in the information era!

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Nothing ground breaking / boring listen

A couple of good takeaways but an entirely boring listen with simple concepts explained with unnecessary business jargon and corporate-speak. Zzzzzz.

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Glad it was free

Overall I found this book pretty irritating and didn't finish it. If you are looking for random factoids about using technology and 'hacking' tips from Captain Obvious you might like it

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